Finding My Voice by Marie Myung-Ok Lee 

Finding My Voice by Marie Myung-Ok Lee 

Lee, Marie Myung-Ok. Finding My Voice. Soho Teen, 2020 (reprint). ISBN 978-1641291972 192 pp. $18.99


Ellen/Myong-Ok lives a double life: the dutiful obedient daughter of a Korean doctor and immigrant who expects her to go to Harvard as a science major like her bright older sister, and the gymnastics athlete and humanities lover who sneaks out to drink with her friends. When a blonde,blue-eyed football hero starts to fall for her, it becomes something else to hide, along with the racism she experiences from students and teachers alike.

Lee successfully juxtaposes American and Korean values, and presents a heroine who defines an identity she can remain true to.

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